"If our first struggle was that of our infancy, this last was that of our youth; and the issue of both, wisely improved, may long postpone if not forever prevent a necessity for exerting the strength of our manhood.".......James Madison


"In 1812: The Navy's War, prizewinning historian George C Daughan tells the thrilling story of how a handful of heroic captains and their stalwart crews overcame spectacular odds to lead the country to victory against the world's greatest imperial power. A stunning contribution to military and national history, "1812: The Navy's War" is the first complete account in more than a century of how the U.S. Navy rescued the fledgling nation and secured America's future. " ...... Perseus Books.

Oct 17, 2012

Maine Historical Society Talk

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 I'll be speaking at the Maine Historical Society at noon in the lecture hall at 489 Congress St, Portland. I hope many area friends who have not been able to attend a lecture elsewhere will be able to come to this event. A book signing will follow the talk.